Royal College and St. Peter’s College with wins over Zahira College and Trinity College Kandy cemented their place on top of the table after a two-week break in the Singer School’s Rugby League.
The hard-fought victory over Trinity helped Peter’s to the all-important Dennis Perera Trophy for the 4th consecutive year.
Meanwhile, Isipathana College and St. Joseph’s College managed to squeeze past Kingswood and Wesley College in the same week.
Both Royal and Peter’s carry a narrow four-point lead with the St. Joseph’s College in close range.
Royal College vs Zahira College at the Royal Complex
Thulaib Hassen’s 3rd-minute try gave Royal College an early lead and it was easily doubled within the next 10 minutes. They continued to dominate the first half but Shameem Nassar’s 25th minute try got Zahira off the mark.
The first half concluded 31-5 in favor of the home side.
Zahira with a couple more tries took the score to 41 and restricted the visitors from scoring in the second half.
Royal College won the game 41-5.
Trinity College vs St. Peter’s College at Pallekale
Trinity College was all out to upset St. Peter’s College but a strong first have helped the visitors to a healthy 14 point lead. Julian Charles with an excellent run stretched the lead to 21 early in the second half.
Trinity with nothing to lose bounced back two tries but Peterite Nizran Nilhar’s try swung the game back in favor of the visitors. However, a late try reinstated hope but the Peterites defended well to take the game 28-21.
Kingswood College vs Isipathana College at Nittawela
Isipathana with just one loss in 5 games scored first via a penalty but Kingswood took the lead with a well constructed to go 5-3 up in the first half.
Pathana bounced back with a try in the second half to cement a five-point lead. Kingswood tried but failed to squeeze past the Pathana defense.
The tense game concluded 10-5 in favor of the visitors.
St. Joseph’s College vs Wesley College at Havelock Park
As expected, Joes scored first but Wesley College bounced back with a try and converted a penalty to take the lead. However, a late first-half try pushed St. Joseph’s College back to the lead.
The first half concluded 14-8 in favor of St. Joseph’s College.
Wesley accelerated and retook the lead early in the second half. St. Joseph’s College with a late burst won the game 26-16.
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